07/31/2014

Aviation and Ebola

This morning, 31 July 2014, on the radio, there was a discussion whether the Ebola outbreak in Africa could get to Europe by air.

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07/25/2014

The new Geneva East Wing terminal

At a press conference yesterday the associations which had objected to the proposed new East Wing extension terminal withdrew their opposition.

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07/21/2014

A new Ukraine airline to Geneva

On Sunday 20 July, in the midst of the Ukraine air crash, a new Ukraine airline came from Kiev to Geneva, then back to Lviv.

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06/12/2014

Court ruling that airlines must pay compensation

The High Court in the UK ruled that a passenger must be paid compensation when a technical problem on an aircraft caused a 27 hour delay.

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06/10/2014

On Whit Monday an interesting Netjets flight

Last Monday, an Embraer Phenom 300 jet aircraft operated by NetJets called in at a very small airfield. The pilot had some work!

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04/11/2014

Sports start and their aircraft

Just before the Masters golf tournament started, a business jet flew over the Augusta course. In it was Tiger Woods, though not to play!

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04/01/2014

Holland beat England at cricket: not an April Fool joke!

On this day, Tuesday April 1 2014, my UK newspaper described how England lost to Holland in the World twenty20 match!

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03/18/2014

Geneva airport: more long haul flights expected.

Today, the president of the Geneva airport board of directors suggests that there will be more long-distance destinations.

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02/17/2014

The hijacked Ethiopian aircraft

The hijacked Ethiopian Boeing 767 flew all around the airport a few times before landing, blocking all normal traffic

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02/14/2014

Global warming and the current weather

The current bad weather in Switzerland is as nothing compared to elsewhere in Europe and beyond. Is increasing air and road traffic related?

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01/20/2014

Banks in Wall Street and elsewhere!

Le Matin Dimanche carried a couple of articles on banks and private jets. Geneva airport can be linked to both.

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01/16/2014

A cargo flight to Egypt

Just after 11 pm on Wednesday 15 January a large and noisy Airbus A300 took off over Vernier. However, we should not complain!

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01/08/2014

Was Ben Ali's Falcon 900 back?

In December 2011 an unknown Tunisian aircraft, which I thought was a Falcon 900 of Ben Ali, left Geneva. It seems to be back again.

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01/07/2014

A Swiss diversion

It is not common for Swiss aircraft to be diverted to a different airport, so why was the Geneva to London City sent to Stansted?

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01/06/2014

Is anyone in your family electrosensitive?

On 28 December of last year the paper "Le Matin" talked about electromagnetic effects and how they affected one sensitive person.

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